The past weekend has been a successful one for SANDF Soldiers who confiscated over four stolen vehicles near the border

The past weekend had been hectic but a successful one for Joint Tactical Headquarters Limpopo. The SA National Defence Force members confiscated over four million Rands worth of illicit goods being cigarettes, alcohol, stolen vehicles, stolen livestock, explosives, etc.  

At T-junction, our soldiers confiscated a Toyota Hilux Legend 50 valued at R 750 000.00 and handed it over to Musina Vehicle Crime Investigation Unit. At Gate 7, the soldiers recovered a grey Ford Ranger worth R 770 000.00 from Limpopo where it was abandoned by the criminals who escaped into Zimbabwe. 

At Gate 8, a Toyota Prado worth R 359 900.00 was confiscated and handed over to Musina SA Police Service At Gate 6 on Malaladrift road, our soldiers arrested six (6) undocumented persons as well as a Mitsubishi bakkie valued at R 65 000.00, a trailer valued at R 5 000.00, transporting illicit goods worth R35 000.00. 

Another confiscation came in a form of livestock, though it is unusual on this side of South Africa, as it is rife in the Free State Province along the border with Lesotho. Our soldiers were busy with Standing Patrol in the Area of Responsibility situated in Maphungubwe Game Reserve when a boat coming from Zimbabwe through the Limpopo River into South Africa was spotted. Our soldiers confiscated the boat whose Captain swam back to Zimbabwe. In the boat, there were 9 x Sheep valued at R 8 100.00 by the SA Police Service Stock Theft Unit, as well as 57 goats valued at R 68 400.00. At Groblersbridge Port of Entry, while on Standing Patrol, acting on a tip-off, the SA National Defence Force members arrested a Botswana National who entered South Africa through the Port of Entry, driving a Mercedes Benz truck valued at R 950 000.00 for transporting illicit contraband worth R 1,416 250.00. The suspect and the truck were handed over to the South African Police Service where a Case was opened.  

At Support Base near Beitbridge Port of Entry, one suspect was apprehended for carrying King Stallion Brandy valued at R 21 600.00, as well as Super Power 90 explosives valued at R 146 700.00 into South Africa illegally. After being arrested, the suspect pointed out that the explosives belonged to the two truck drivers who were parked by. The truck drivers were immediately arrested as well and handed over to the SA Police Service. 

A very delighted Officer Commanding Joint Tactical Headquarters Limpopo Colonel Choene Samuel Mabotja commended the members for the job well done. 

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